Rapidly expand the value of your core business applications

Do you want to use core business applications to drive innovation and respond quickly to challenges?

Core applications limit the ability to innovate and respond quickly to new market challenges. The next generation of industrial processes is powered by AI, machine learning, and other intelligent technologies (like IoT, Edge computing, and 5G) that enable you to make your business more efficient than ever. Begin the transformation of your core business processes by co-creating your strategy with an IBM design thinking workshop. Then leverage our deep knowledge from over 100 joint innovations with our enterprise application partners to help build intelligent workflows for your business.

Do you have a strategy and business case for modernizing your core business applications?

The average business runs about 2,000 custom workloads in their legacy ERP systems, yet more than 50 percent of those programs are never used. Organizations are looking to optimize and maximize the capabilities of mission-critical systems whereas approx. 90% of current applications will still be in use with insufficient modernization by 2023. IBM can be your trusted partner to convene enterprise application partners like SAP and Microsoft, build a business case, define the journey and upgrade, update core applications like ERP, CRM, HCM, etc. We have invested to build world-class tools/methodologies to help our clients define the business case and to deliver the results while accelerating the speed of their implementations and their time to value. 

Data silos within your core enterprise applications can decrease operational performance

On average, <1% of production data is analyzed and acted upon in real-time. Leading companies need connected data and real-time insights from their core business applications with optimized, scalable, and flexible infrastructure. By streamlining your business processes, IBM can connect your data silos to provide you with greater visibility and improved operational performance. We can help advise, build, migrate, and manage on open and interoperable hybrid cloud platforms that securely allow multiple applications, protects against vendor lock-in and enables applications to flexibly interact. This hybrid cloud environment may have industry-leading deployment options like IBM Power Systems or IBM Cloud or any other leading public cloud.

Four critical elements to enhance your core business applications as the backbone of a smarter business

Optimize your investments to create actionable insights and invest in innovation

From planning and design, to implementation and go-live, IBM can help you deploy on-time and on-budget, transforming your ability to launch new initiatives, boost data analysis capabilities and drive automation.

Accelerate time to value with expert integration

98% of all businesses plan to adopt multiple cloud architectures in the next 3 years, yet only 38% have the procedures and tools in place to operate in a multicloud environment.⁽¹⁾ 
Shorten your time to value by deploying and managing ERP applications across multiple cloud providers with IBM Services.

Operate with flexibility and empower faster decision making

Running your core applications in new cloud environments requires both industry and technical expertise to realize powerful opportunities around flexibility, speed and insight.

Simplify and accelerate SAP deployments, with the right infrastructure for your organization

As you deploy SAP HANA throughout your enterprise, consider the impact your choice of server platform can have on your business.  IBM® Power Systems™ help you provision faster, scale affordably, and reach maximum uptime, when compared to x86 Systems⁽¹⁾.

Clients who have enhanced their core business applications

The Insolvency Service | Processing claims up to 4x faster

The Insolvency Service, based in the UK, is an agency with a mission: it helps people in debt make a fresh start. So when it decided to update its case processing systems, it engaged IBM® Services™ to build a modern cloud platform based on Microsoft Dynamics™ 365 Customer Engagement software, and now processes straightforward claims up to four times faster.

PROMOS | Streamlining operations for property managers

Headquartered in Germany, PROMOS supports property management companies with a full range of business and IT consulting and implementation services. To operate with flexibility, extend capabilities, and boost agility, PROMOS implemented SAP S/4HANA® on IBM Power® Systems and IBM Storage. The company saw 80% fewer servers streamlines operations and 25% better business application performance during peak times.

ARAUCO | Sustainable growth with real-time data to boost green performance

To accelerate the migration from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA, ARAUCO one of the world’s leading renewables producers, selected IBM Rapid Move for SAP S/4HANA from IBM Services™—a powerful combination of best practices, accelerators and automation.

Solutions and services to maximize the value of your core business applications

Modernize enterprise applications

Combine the strength of leading platforms (SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Workday, Salesforce, etc.) with the power of IBM's portfolio and industry expertise. We make the complex simple, define and deliver the business case, speed time to value and infuse intelligence to workflows.

Manage enterprise applications on a hybrid multicloud

Many enterprises are choosing multicloud environments to run their core business applications, citing greater security/resiliency, greater scalability and vendor choice as key benefits.  Managing these applications over multiple clouds can be complex, time consuming, and draw resources away from key strategic activities. IBM Enterprise Application Management services can help.  

Deploy enterprise applications on IBM Cloud

While application workloads are a critical component to your business, maintaining these workloads can be an expensive and time-consuming challenge. Let IBM focus on the cloud while you focus on building your enterprise.

Enterprise servers for hybrid-cloud infrastructure

Every new journey begins by making the right preparations. Hybrid multicloud is no different. See how you can seamlessly integrate your hybrid multicloud strategy and get the security and reliability you need to help your business grow.


How to drive innovation and grow your enterprise

Responding to a pandemic is a challenge for everyone, and enterprises are no exception. The upside of change is it provides a chance for businesses to show how innovative they are in their response. The forward-looking enterprise uses these challenges to home in on ways to accelerate their core applications and powerfully grow their enterprise.

IBM Insights on SAP

The past several months have turned the world upside down. This paper focuses on what IBM was experiencing with clients in the SAP ecosystem before the crisis, and what continues to be a priority in regard to SAP, particularly SAP S/4HANA. While the momentum has slowed in the market, we are already beginning to see signs of an upturn in activity.

Be a winner in your SAP S/4HANA adventure

This webinar reviews everything from building a value proposition to gaining executive alignment for SAP S/4HANA. Get insights on how to build the roadmap and the business case, and how to successfully migrate. See what you need to do to begin your enterprise transformation today, and how IBM Services can partner with you every step of the way.

Leverage the IBM Garage to brainstorm your enterprise applications transformation

IBM Garage™ is a bold, comprehensive approach to innovation and transformation that brings designers and developers together with your business and IT stakeholders to quickly create and scale new ideas that can dramatically impact your business.